Out-of-Network Medical Care
There are a few situations where you can receive medical care from a provider who is not in the Optima Community Complete (HMO SNP) network. Here are some examples when you can do this:
- If you need emergency or urgent care;
- If you have End-Stage Renal Disease and need dialysis services, and are outside of the Optima Community Complete service area;
- If your Optima Community Complete provider notifies us that they are leaving our network, we will let you know. If you are in critical stage of a current course of treatment that would be best continued with your current provider, you can ask us for approval to keep seeing this provider for up to 90 days. We can also help you transition your care to an Optima Community Complete provider;
- If you need specialized treatment or a procedure that is only done by a few providers and none of these providers are in our network, you or your current provider can ask us for approval to see this new provider. If we find that the service is available by an in-network provider, you may be redirected to one of our in-network providers.
Note: Optima Community Complete only provides care within the United States and its territories. Out-of-network/non-contracted providers are under no obligation to treat Optima Medicare members, except in emergency situations. Please call our customer service number or see your Evidence of Coverage for more information, including the cost-sharing that applies to out-of-network services.
Optima Community Complete Member Services can be reached at 1-800-927-6048. TTY users can contact Member Services through the Virginia Relay Service at 1-800-828-1140 or 711. From October 1 - March 31, you can call Member Services 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET. From April 1 - September 30, you can call Member Services Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET.
Out-of-Network Pharmacy Coverage
Optima Community Complete members are guaranteed out-of-network access to prescription drugs when they are:
- Traveling outside the plan’s service area and run out or lose the covered Part D drugs or become ill and need a covered Part D drug, and cannot access a network pharmacy;
- Not able to obtain a covered Part D drug in a timely manner within the plan’s service area because, for example, there is no network pharmacy within a reasonable driving distance that provides twenty-four hour service;
- Filling a prescription for a covered Part D drug and that particular drug (for example, an orphan drug or other specialty pharmaceutical) is not regularly stocked at an accessible network retail or mail-order pharmacy;
- Provided covered Part D drugs dispensed by an out-of-network institutional-based pharmacy while a patient in an emergency department, provider-based clinic, outpatient surgery, or other outpatient setting.
Note: Optima Community Complete only provides coverage for covered Part D prescription drugs within the United States and its territories.
Please refer to your Evidence of Coverage (EOC) for more information on out-of-network coverage. You can also call Member Services at 1-800-927-6048. TTY users can contact Member Services through the Virginia Relay Service at 1-800-828-1140 or 711. From October 1 - March 31, you can call Member Services 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET. From April 1 - September 30, you can call Member Services Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET.
Last Updated: 10/12/2018